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File sharing software is now an essential feature in modern workplaces. Prior to this, files were transferred by using file transfer protocol software or transferred to a disc and then mailed or handed over to the person who was working with them (often often referred to as “sneakernet”). Cloud services that offer file storage and collaboration tools have revolutionized the way businesses work. This article examines 10 cloud-based file-sharing services available online that range from basic to enterprise.

Many of the best file sharing services have evolved into full-blown collaboration platforms. Dropbox, Box and Google Drive all offer file storage and syncing, aswell as collaboration on desktop and mobile devices. Google’s G Suite, which is bundled G Suite also offers file sharing with Google Drive and other Google apps. iCloud is a cloud-based platform that offers seamless integration, automated syncing, and synchronization across Apple devices and operating systems.

Many of these services also allow you to track the status of files shared. This provides administrators peace of assurance when working with sensitive or confidential documents. The tracing capabilities and status aid administrators in keeping the track of how their files are being used, who’s using them, and where they’ve gone.

The delineation between business data and personal information is becoming increasingly blurred with employees using traditionally consumer-oriented technology in their jobs, as the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement continues to gain momentum. This is why secure file sharing is never more important for small-scale business owners and managers.